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Visit to Berlin

A trip to Berlin had been planned for a long time and this gave me the opportunity to combine research with pleasure.  At the archives, we are digitising glass lantern slides so that this rich bank of history will be available … Continue reading

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Pictures and Poetry of the Himalayas

Two days ago, we discovered a small box of lantern slides in the archive, which had previously escaped our notice.   The unprepossessing brown cardboard cover with pencil markings revealed six stunningly beautiful images of the Himalayas and Baltoro glacier. … Continue reading

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Moving the Tchalenko Archive

Thanks to the volunteers and Dr Marlena Whiting for their help moving the Georges Tchalenko Archive to the Archive Room (7.50 m of boxes + 4 boxes of slides and card records transported down five staircases – this Georgian building has … Continue reading

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“The shock of the old: glass plate negatives and photographs of late 19th century England”

We are delighted that HEIR’s “The shock of the old” proposal has been chosen as one of the 36 funded projects participating in the Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2014. The Festival will take place between the 15-23 … Continue reading

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The case of the disappearing medieval buildings…

As we were scanning another box of late 19th century lantern slides, we came across this lovely picture of the Duomo in Florence (Firenze), Italy…. Janice thought she had taken a very similar picture on a recent holiday, and brought … Continue reading

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